BM writes: "The original Lode Runner came out in the early 80's and was one of the first games I played. It has a special place in my heart for this reason. Though there have been many…many remakes since the original, that first one is all I have played until this latest version on Xbox Live Arcade. I feared that perhaps I remembered it more fondly than it deserved, and thought that playing this version might shatter my illusions. Thankfully, Lode Running is still awesome. While it bears little resemblance to the original as far visuals and audio go, the gameplay is as appealing today as it was when it was first released."